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Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story?


The BFG
  14% (7)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  14% (7)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  0% (0)
Danny, The Champion of the World
  16% (8)
Fantastic Mr Fox
  10% (5)
George's Marvellous Medicine
  12% (6)
James and the Giant Peach
  6% (3)
Matilda
  8% (4)
The Twits
  10% (5)
The Witches
  6% (3)


Total Votes : 48


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Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 1/2/2008 11:53:30 PM   
Southall Sissoko

 

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Just wanted to find out which of Roald Dahl's children stories is most highly-regarded by the good people of the Empire forum. Enjoy!
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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 12:42:15 AM   
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Danny, Champion of the World all the way for me.  I adored this growing up and loved the film of it, my adoration of Jeremy Irons notwithstanding.

Although I have to say I can't see Boy or The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar up there.


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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 4:58:40 AM   
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George's Marvellous Medicine has always been my favourite.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 6:28:56 AM   
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I remember reading Danny The Champion Of The World to my class. They voted three to one for it as their favourite book of the year.
It's a beautiful, funny, moving story of the deep love between a father and his son. I love it.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 11:42:02 PM   
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Oh God yeah!  Don't you just want him to be your dad?

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 11:53:27 PM   
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Fantasic Mr Fox was always my favourite as a child, and still is.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 2/2/2008 11:55:42 PM   
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Has to be Danny for me too. My primary teacher read it to us and I loved it. I then borrowed or bought every Roald Dahl book and I love them all. Matilda and The Witches are also favourites - both became very good films too.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 3/2/2008 3:15:56 PM   
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the twits - it was the first Dahl book I remember reading and I loved it

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 3/2/2008 7:44:57 PM   
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I LOVED Roald Dahl books when I was young, for the illustration as well as the stories. However, the first book I ever read by Dahl (and favourite) was 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. I loved it so much, that I would read it and as soon as I had finished it I would read it all over again, I never got bored of it.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 3/2/2008 7:51:42 PM   
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George's Marvellous Medicine. It's complete anarchy and I still giggle when I read it.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 3/2/2008 7:58:30 PM   
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They are all fantastic. I voted The BFG but i think that Charlie and the great glass elevator is very underated. It is overshadowed by Charlie and the chocolate factory but the former deserves better recognition.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 4/2/2008 12:46:21 PM   
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I like The Twits because for once the charactors are actally said to be ugly. You don't hear in other books charactor apperance trairts. It's all about the hair and eye colour. I also like George's Marvalous Medicine because it's really funny.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 5/2/2008 8:37:29 PM   
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I love all of Roald Dahls books but had to choose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, always used to wish when I was reading it that I could eat all those sweets and lick the lickable wallpaper!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 8/2/2008 5:03:32 PM   
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I love them all really but I had to go with Danny The Champion of the World. Just love that book.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 8/2/2008 5:09:23 PM   
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Definitely Matilda for me.

The idea of a young girl using MAGIC to get back at her bully school headmistress appealed to me greatly as a young child.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 8/2/2008 10:04:53 PM   
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Fantastic Mr Fox - words can't describe how much I loved that book as a kid.  Still do.  Genius.

Matilda is a close second (methinks JK Rowling is quite the fan, too...)  Mrs Trunchbull has to be one of the greatest villains ever conceived.


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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 8/2/2008 11:22:19 PM   
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BFG, though all are mostly brilliant. His autobiographies are good too.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 24/2/2008 12:50:05 PM   
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Yes, Danny the Champion of the World!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 24/2/2008 1:12:43 PM   
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Nearly went for Fantastic Mr Fox but The Witches just edges it, it used to scare the crap out of me when I was younger. 

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 25/2/2008 2:53:05 PM   
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Danny, The Champion of the World for me, just. I can hear Dahl's voice with it's mischievous tone in that book more than any other. Not to say I don't love them all they were such a massive part of my childhood.
Also George's Marvellous Medicine is the best Jackanory story ever with Rik Mayall reading it. I would love that on DVD.

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 26/2/2008 3:41:09 PM   
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George's Marvellous Medicine - I too remember Rik Mayall reading it on Jackanory!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 22/3/2008 1:26:24 PM   
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They're all brilliant, but the Witches is my favourite, followed closely by Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Danny, Fantastic Mr. Fox... I told you they're all brilliant!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 28/3/2008 7:59:24 PM   
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I love all of his books, but Matilda and The Witches are probably my favourites. Oh and The BFG!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 1/4/2008 12:35:06 AM   
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the twits for me (only one i can remember)

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 1/4/2008 4:20:06 PM   
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Probably The Witches, but I loved them all as a kid (still have them somewhere) and still do.
I can still quote Revolting Rhymes to this day!

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RE: Which is your favourite Roald Dahl children's story? - 1/4/2008 5:41:22 PM   
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What about The Enormous Crocodile? Went for The BFG myself, I used to love the muddled-up words throughout it.

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